Following Brexit, we developed the Benchmarks Register, which replaces the ESMA Register. Learn how to use the new register.
You can access the new UK Benchmarks Register in the ‘Other registers’ section of the Financial Services Register. The new register consists of 2 sections, displaying:
- The Benchmark Administrator Register – this is a public record of all benchmark administrators that are authorised, registered or recognised by us, or that benefit from an equivalence decision that has been adopted by the UK.
- The Third Country Benchmarks Register* – this is a public record of all benchmarks that are provided by third country benchmark administrators that are either recognised by us, endorsed by a UK-authorised or registered benchmark administrator (or other supervised entity) for use in the UK, or provided by benchmark administrators that have notified us that they benefit from an equivalence decision that has been adopted by the UK.
The register has a search facility to make it easier for you to locate a specific administrator or benchmark. It also allows you to download details of third country benchmarks as .csv documents. The register also includes information on:
- Any prohibitions of use of a benchmark under Articles 21A or 23B
- Any benchmarks that have been designated under Article 23A
*Third country administrators relying on the transitional provision are not listed on the register and are supervised by their home authorities, not the FCA.
Third country benchmarks
Currently, third country benchmark administrators will need to be approved through the recognition or endorsement regimes before 31 December 2025, where a BMR equivalence decision doesn’t apply to them.
However, the Government has announced that it intends to extend this deadline until the end of 2030. The legislation and Policy Statement can be found here.
For regulatory enquiries specifically related to benchmarks, contact our Benchmarks Supervision team via email at [email protected].